Who is Tiger Woods?
Tiger Woods, a professional golfer, is the winner of the US Masters at Augusta National in 1997, at the age of 21, with a record score, making him the youngest man and the first African American having multiple golf records and various accolades. Over the next 12 years, Woods won another 13 majors and was voted PGA Player of the Year ten times.
In October 2019, Woods competed in his first 2020 PGA Tour tournament, the Zozo Championship, the first-ever PGA Tour event held in Japan. The news of him suffering multiple leg injuries in a single-car accident in Los Angeles in February 2021 was reported. However, the news that he was recovering at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in a “high-speed” single-car accident was a significant relief to every golf lover.
|Name||Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods|
|Full Name||Eldrick Tont Woods|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As in 2021)||45 years old|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1975|
|Birth Place||Cypress, California|
|School/University||Western High School Stanford University|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch|
|Estimated net worth||$800 million|
Family and Relationship
|Wife||Elin Nordegren (m. 2004–2010), Erica Herman|
|Children||Sam Alexis Woods and Charlie Axel Woods|
|Siblings||Earl Woods Jr., Kevin Dale Woods, Royce Renee Woods|
Childhood and Early Life
Born as Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California, on December 30, 1975, to an African American Army officer father and a Thai mother, Woods learned to play golf as a child. He has two half-brothers and a half-sister from his father’s first marriage.
Woods’ father began calling him “Tiger” when he was a young boy, honoring a fellow soldier and buddy who had the same nickname. He was a student at Western High School in Anaheim.
Before becoming a professional in 1996, Woods attended Stanford University and won a series of amateur golf events in the United States. He was instantly given partnerships with Nike, Inc., and Titleist after becoming a professional golfer in 1996, owing to his undergraduate success.
He won his first major tournament, the Masters in 1997, and again in the Official World Golf Rankings, he was rated No. 1. In 1999, he won the PGA Championship.
The US Open was one of his triumphs in the year 2000 and, as he broke or tied nine records. Tiger won multiple golf trophies during that season, including the 2001 Masters Tournament. Tiger became the first player to win all four major professional titles simultaneously.
However, in late 2008, he was forced to pause due to knee surgery. In 2009, Tiger was warmly welcomed back to the game after recovery.
He did not disappoint his supporters and delivered an outstanding performance to win the 2009 Presidents Cup. By 2013, he had returned to his former self. In January, he won the Farmers Insurance Open, and in March, he won the WGC-Cadillac Championship. With a victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he was re-established as the World No. 1 golfer.
Woods had his sixth microdiscectomy surgery on his back on December 23, 2020, and the update was that he had a successful surgery. In early January 2021, the Netflix documentary film Tiger was released on his professional life.
About Woods’s relationship status, Erica Herman, a restaurant manager, has been his girlfriend since late 2017. In 2004, he married his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, a former Swedish model. They were the parents of two children, a daughter named Sam Alexis Woods and Charlie Axel Woods.
Reports of his extramarital encounters with many women began to surface in 2009. Even though he initially denied it, he finally admitted to his wrongdoings with his wife. In 2010, Woods and his wife divorced as a result of this.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearances
Woods stands at 6 feet 1 inch (184 cm) in height, having 84 kg. Similarly, the American golfer has brown eyes, and short black hair complements his beautiful smile.
His net worth is estimated to be relatively $800 million in 2021 as per celebrity net worth with a salary of $50 million per year.
Tiger Woods is a Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media user. He goes under the handle @TigerWoods on Twitter. His Instagram account, @tigerwoods, has over 2.8 million followers.
- As a tribute to South Vietnamese Colonel Vuong Dang Phong, he was given the nickname Tiger.
- His mother selected woods’ first name.